Saddle Nose Repair
Saddle nose is a condition where a weakening or loss of nasal cartilage in the bridge of the nose causes a depression, or saddle shape, in the midsection of the nose. Also called nasal dorsal collapse, this deformity is especially noticeable when the nose is viewed in profile. Several conditions can weaken or deteriorate the nasal septum cartilage, including trauma, drug use, prior septoplasty procedures and certain medical conditions, like Wegener’s granulomatosis. Dr. Eric Cerrati offers saddle nose repair surgery at his South Jordan and Salt Lake City offices.
Drooping nasal cartilage can cause other changes in the nose that only exacerbate its appearance, such as a drooping or pointing tip. Ultimately, the nasal bridge can collapse complete from lack of support and cut off breathing. Due to the serious nature that a lack of nasal function presents, saddle nose repair surgery is typically recommended as early as possible to repair minimal damage and strengthen the nasal framework to prevent further deterioration.
Utah Corrections for Nasal Bridge Deformity
Each patient’s case of nasal dorsal collapse receives treatment tailored to the extent of the problem. As with all reconstructive or cosmetic procedures, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Early onset saddle nose conditions may be treated with dermal fillers. Other options include surgical implants, including bone or cartilage. When cartilage must be transplanted, it is typically taken from elsewhere in the body, like the ear or ribs. Implanted material is used to rebuild the framework for the nasal bridge.
Dr. Cerrati possesses the necessary skill and expertise to perform these nasal reconstruction procedures to correct any form of nasal bridge deformity. He is a fellowship trained, dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with years of training and experience in this field of medicine. You can trust the superior skills and artistic touch that Dr. Cerrati brings to each procedure. Contact one of his Utah offices today to schedule a saddle nose repair consultation.